Posts with the tag “brent-juliot”
Like a Child
September 10th, 2023
Question: How do you teach a child about child-like faith? Let’s try a multiple-choice answer:A) You don’t teach a child about child-like faith. You don’t need to. They understand it intuitively.B) Yo...
Is It Faith, or Not?
July 14th, 2023
I’ve been wrestling with Jacob’s wrestling with God, in chapter 32 of Genesis. Is that an act of faith, or is it the antithesis of faith?Likewise Gideon’s fleece—faith, or lack of faith? Gideon had pr...
We Don't Like Tension
March 17th, 2023
When faced with tension, we want to eliminate it as quickly as possible. What makes a good book is often the tension the author creates. It’s sort of delicious and troubling at the same time. How’s it...
Trusting the Lord
January 13th, 2023
There was a self-perpetuating youth organization called Lutheran Brethren Youth Fellowship. I was an officer in the Central District LBYF. Rev. Elroy Vesta was our advisor. My friend Tim Anderson was ...
Waiting for a Guest
September 29th, 2022
The invitation was worded, “Come enjoy a simple picnic, 5-7 pm Tuesday August 2, National Night Out.” We sent the postcard to the nine houses on our block. Our back deck near the alley is the center o...
Sent Home to Serve
July 15th, 2022
Twenty-five years ago, I wrote for Faith and Fellowship regarding the Grand Forks, North Dakota flood of ’97. Our church building was greatly damaged, and the church suffered as well. 50,000 people ha...
Trying to Save the World?
May 10th, 2022
I was visited by a Christian, who was a politician. He was seeking my support—and I suppose, by proxy, my church’s support—in a non-partisan election. As we got acquainted, he steered the conversation...
No Trouble with Demons
March 6th, 2022
Jesus seemed to have no trouble with demons. Read through the four Gospels, and you will see how commonplace it was for Jesus to encounter and cast out demons. In the Gospels (NIV translation) there a...